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From cutting down on single-use plastics by shopping at refill stores to preparing tasty veggie meals, Medical student Kathryn shares her tips on how to live well and do your bit for the planet while not blowing your budget.

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Code Red for Humanity Part 5: Marine and Tidal Power

With Dr Carwyn Frost and Dr Louise Kregting of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) and Sue Barr, Chair of the UK Marine Energy Council.

Carbon Farming: A farmer’s perspective of the journey to Net Zero

Hosted in partnership with IGFS and the Irish Farmers Journal. In a lecture entitled ‘Carbon Farming: A farmer’s perspective of the journey towards Net Zero’, Professor Gilliland will lay out the case for an innovative, public private, carbon framework partnership and will suggest what that could look like.

He will address key issues such as delivering positive farmer behavioural change; delivering multiple public goods, including the need for active profitable farmers; a fair carbon price; eliminating double counting while delivering for both the Public and Private Sectors’ need for carbon reduction; how to measure, manage and verify change; and how to incentivise farmers to go beyond Net Zero.

Code Red for Humanity Part 4: Peatlands as Climate Solutions

This episode features a discussion with Professor Graeme Swindles of the School of Natural and Built Environment on Peatlands as nature-based climate solutions

The series will look at issues from clean transport and energy to the importance of peatlands as carbon sinks.

The Annual Chief Executives’ Club KPMG Lecture with Sir Tim Smit

Does Salvation from Climate Change Rely on the Moral Compass of the Corporate World?

Under the surface, change is coming at an unimaginable speed with a trajectory that will transform society. The systemic challenge of political warfare which saw the wall come down in 1989 asked the question of us, can capitalism find its moral compass and, if not…what can or will replace it?

Code Red for Humanity Part 3: Renewable Energy

This episode features a wide-ranging discussion with Dr Aoife Foley on wind-power and the need to ensure the fiscal and economic context supports the growth of clean energy.

The series will look at issues from clean transport and energy to the importance of peatlands as carbon sinks.

Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's together with Engineers Ireland, in association with the IET, were delighted to host the 2021 lecture, entitled ‘Race for the Seas’ with Iain Percy OBE, Founder and CEO of Artemis Technologies.

The short lecture provided a fascinating insight into the work of Artemis Technologies and specifically their vision to lead in the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.

TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast ‘Engineering our Sustainable Future'

Engineers and scientists are at the heart of creating a sustainable future for the benefit of current and future inhabitants of our precious planet. The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences wants to share, with the rest of the world, the exciting research, and ideas that we are developing in pursuit of this goal.

‘Engineering our Sustainable Future’ offers a glimpse of the innovation, creativity and discovery taking place; highlighting exciting projects and ideas, involving technology, design, people and natural resources, that may help engineer a more sustainable future for all.